Thousands of Mobile Apps for iPad Available Now
Mobile applications for the iPad are available at the Apple App Store today, and by noon on the East Coast there were close to 3,000 already online -- with more being added -- in categories ranging from games to productivity to entertainment. The iPad goes on sale tomorrow, but the mobile downloads for Apple's handheld computer are providing a glimpse of what people will be doing once they buy one. When the Wall Street Journal took inventory, the iPad app list was at 2,300. In the WSJ Digits blog, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries highlights some interesting iPad applications, including the free ABC Player app that offers viewing of full television episodes and the free NPR app, which displays stories in magazine format with audio. Over at AppShopper is a comprehensive list of iPad apps, for those who want to peruse them. On the workplace front, there's Cisco's iPad-only MyRouters Pro that's "specifically designed for network administrators of Cisco & Juniper (M/T) routers to simplify login and access to command line interface (CLI) through the iPads when they are working off-site," a sure sign we'll be seeing the mobile device in the enterprise. And of course, there's a slew of sports, games, graphics, social networking, lifestyle and entertainment ones as well.